Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Seal Team 6 - Heroes Or Criminals ???

Do we know what is being done in our name? Do we really care?

Officially known as the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, SEAL Team 6 is today the most celebrated of the U.S. military’s special mission units. But hidden behind the heroic narratives is a darker, more troubling story of “revenge ops,” unjustified killings, mutilations, and other atrocities - a pattern of criminal violence that emerged soon after the Afghan war began and was tolerated and covered up by the command’s leadership.

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It is likely their mode of operation was sanctioned at the very top of the chain of command (i.e., in the White House). So if the members of Seal Team 6 are criminals, so is the President, his cabinet, and his senior military leadership.

Should anyone be surprised at this? If you are, I suggest you read up on the history of what the US military has done, starting perhaps with these gems:

  1. Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
  2. Other Losses by James Bacque
  3. The Phoenix Program by Douglas Valentine

And if you still don't get it, take a look at this mountain of buffalo skulls and contemplate its implications:

The US does not "wage war". We exterminate. We kill indiscriminately and lie about it in the most brazen fashion. So blame Seal Team 6 if you want, but the guilt belongs with all of us.

1 comment:

  1. A close read of The Intercept story reveals the chief blame belongs with the OFFICERS in charge of Seal Team 6 and NOT with the enlisted men. Is there something going on at the Naval Academy that needs to be fixed? It sure looks that way.